Fear The Lord

"My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body and refreshment to your bones. Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine. My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD or loathe His reproof, For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver and her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with her. Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who hold her fast.

The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up and the skies drip with dew. My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
So they will be life to your soul and adornment to your neck. Then you will walk in your way securely and your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come back, and tomorrow I will give it," When you have it with you. Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you.

Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm. Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways. For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright. The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous. Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted. The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor."

Proverbs 3

I Truly Do

I'm speechless as I try to ponder You right now, Lord--why You would even want to know me and have to see me fall away from You over and over again. But, You say that it's not about me... And, I'm selfish to even question these things. I get so angry at people when they ignore You and think that they are making this world turn; then I realize that I'm 'people' too. We're smaller than a piece of dust compared to the universe which contains galaxies that man will never know exist. This faith seems so hard sometimes, but while considering the universe--it seems quite easy. You've created it all with words. How great You are. How awesome You are...! So much higher than anything, and any mere man. I could search for all time and find nothing that satisfies as You do... Perfect. You are perfection defined. My soul finds rest in You alone... In you there is no fear or stress. The world melts when I'm focused on You. Rulers and kings will bow to You for all eternity and never have it be enough worship. All human kind will bow before You for all eternity and it will never come close to what You deserve...

He's more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on our lips
Someday we'll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He'll call us and we will come running
And fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and we'll pray,

I want to fall in love with You...
I want to fall in love with You...